Wall Street Loses the Week, Wins the Month

The Fed's favorite inflation gauge, the core PCE, was in-line with expectations, but Wall Street still turned in a lackluster session. While the Dow managed to snap a three-day losing streak with its best single-session pop of 2024, it closed the week lower. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 both turned in their first weekly loss in six, after investors took to profit taking amid higher Treasury yields. For the month, all three benchmarks settled higher after a downtrodden April performance. 

Continue reading for more on today's market, including:

  • 3 mining stocks to watch as metals flash.
  • How these tech stocks moved after earnings.
  • Plus, a biotech in focus; two retail stocks to watch; and a trade recommendation. 

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5 Things to Know Today

  1. A New York jury found Donald Trump guilty. What happens now? (CNBC)
  2. NATO foreign ministers met to discuss this summer's leaders' summit, just after U.S. President Joe Biden gave Ukraine a crucial go-ahead. (MarketWatch)
  3. Breaking down this biotech firm's data update.
  4. These 2 retail stocks had different post-earnings reactions.
  5. Want to boost your portfolio? Consider Boot Barn stock.

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Oil Prices Post Biggest Monthly Decline of the Year

Oil futures fell Friday and marked their largest monthly decline of 2024 ahead of a meeting from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies (OPEC+). For the day, July-dated West Intermediate (WTI) crude lost 92 cents, or 1.2%, at $76.99 a barrel for the session.

Gold futures also dropped, as investors parsed today's inflation report. For the session, June-dated gold shed 0.9% at $2,346.40 per ounce; however, bullion gained 1.8% for the month.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


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